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Carlisle United appoint new manager

New Carlisle United manager John Sheridan Credit: Press Association

Carlisle United have appointed former Republic of Ireland international John Sheridan as the club's new manager.

He joins the Blues after a spell in charge of League One Fleetwood Town.

Before Fleetwood he managed clubs including Oldham Athletic and Notts County.

As a player Sheridan won the League Cup with Sheffield Wednesday in 1991 and was a member of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup squads in 1990 and 1994.

"John has a record of success, and he is respected by managers, players and fans in equal measure. He is known for getting the absolute best out of players, and has a commitment to bringing young players through.

"I know that he will bring his characteristic determination, motivation and ambition to the club. Time and time, he has shown that he has been able to deliver results in the face of stiff competition."

– Nigel Clibbens, Carlisle United Chief Executive

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Raynes leaves Carlisle Utd for Crewe

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Defender Michael Raynes has turned down a new contract with Carlisle United to sign for Crewe Alexandra.

The 29-year-old joined the Blues in the summer of 2015.

He made a total of 97 appearances and scored six goals during his two-year stint at Brunton Park and was the club’s vice captain.

"Michael has been fantastic for us, both with how he's been as an individual and with his presence for us in the dressing room and out on the pitch.

"He's a great character who demands high standards of himself and of others and he was an excellent captain and vice captain through his time here.

"I'm sure he will go on to have an equally positive impact when he takes on his next challenge."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United manager
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